Career guidance for those Not in Employment, Education or Training (NEET)
Education and training for 16+ year olds
It is now the law for 16 year olds leaving school to participate in further education or training until they are 18. There are two main options for 16 year olds:
- to study full-time in a school, college or with a training provider
- to get into full-time employment or volunteering (more than 20 hours a week) but this must be combined with part-time study or training
Not sure and need extra careers advice about your next step?
College is not for everyone and for this reason there are many other training providers in Worcestershire that can offer education for over 16s. Take a look at the following websites to see what else Worcestershire offers.
For impartial advice and guidance about apprenticeships as well as current vacancies.
Young Adult Learning
Part of Worcestershire County Council's provision and offers Programmes of Study for 16 to 18 year olds.
Using rugby’s core values to get young people back into education, training, apprenticeships and/or employment.
Working hard to create brighter futures for young people aged 11 to 30, empowering them to get into jobs, education and training.
Seek and Reach
Seek and Reach concentrates on helping young unemployed into, or getting ready for, work, training or apprenticeships.
4 steps to Progress
4 Steps To Progress is one of our NEET programmes that is designed to help support an individual through a range of qualifications.
Prince's Trust Team programme
Team is a FREE 12-week programme for people aged 16-25 who are not in education or employment to help them onto their next step in life.
The Hive Youth Hub
Worcestershire Drop-in Centre for 15-24 year olds at the Hive 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday